Nigeria’s revised International Travel Protocol takes effect 5th December -PSC

The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 has reviewed the International Travel  Protocol of 22nd October 2021.

Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation/Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 disclosed this in a statement Friday.

He said “This revised protocol comes into effect on 5th December, 2021.

According to the PSC Chaurman, “this revised protocol is aimed at further reducing the risk of importation and exportation of COVID-19 especially the variants of concern.

With respect to In-bound Passengers, the statement said “All passengers arriving in Nigeria are expected to provide evidence of and comply with the following rules:

“COVID-19 PCR test to be done within 48 hrs before departure

“Post-arrival Day 2 COVID-19 PCR test

“Self-isolation for 7 days (for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals)

“Day 7 post-arrival exit PCR test (for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated

Addressing Out-bound Passengers, the statement said, “All out-bound Passengers are required to provide either of the following documentation:

“Valid evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19

“Negative PCR test result within 48hrs from the time boarding.”

Mustapha said the review of the protocol is based on science, national experience, and global  developments.

Also, the PSC assured Nigerians, that it shall continue to monitor global and specific country situations with a view to taking necessary measures to safeguard the health of Nigerians.

The PSC further  called  on all Nigerians to ensure that they have taken their full dose of COVID-19 .vaccinations and to continue to observe compliance to public health social measures.